Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter Watercolour, Burbage Moor

These are the coldest days of the winter in the Dark Peak District.  The peat is frozen and a dusting of fine snow lies in  any hollows. The distant hills take on a soft blueness and the freezing air is … Continue reading

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Winter arrives on Stanage Edge

Broad brushstrokes of oil paint trying to emphasise the strength of the freezing northerly wind carry small flakes of snow across Stanage. I was trying to imagine working in such conditions as a quarry man or stone mason, how would … Continue reading

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Study of Several Miles of Stanage Edge

A strong northerly wind blowing over Stanage Edge, milky winters light, subdued colours. The caw of a crow overhead. The rocks take on a dark wall like quality for all its 3.5 miles. Why do I and thousands of others … Continue reading

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Continuing to Develop Winter Shower Stanage Edge Painting

Experienced being surrounded by a sleet shower on Stanage Edge. Watched the weather approach from several miles away. Tried to capture the moment before the shower totally enveloped the landscape. Interesting to try and capture such a fleeting moment, no … Continue reading

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Three Stages of Developing a Painting

The finished painting, mood, atmosphere and colour, as I want it. The painting is based on a shower I experienced moving quickly towards me along the Edge in December 2015. Developing the image       The initial planning of … Continue reading

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Distant View of Stanage Edge

150 x 100 cm Morning Light Stanage Edge. Mixed Media on Canvas A painting showing sunlight breaking through clouds along the length of Stanage Edge.

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Painting Stanage Edge

100 x 100 cm Late Afternoon Stanage Edge. Mixed Media on Canvas 150 x 100 cm Winter evening Shower Stanage Edge Mixed Media on Canvas Stanage Edge is a one of the longest gritstone edges in the Dark Peak District. … Continue reading

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